Posts tagged weights and measures

NCDA&CS inspectors finding problems with fertilizer

Maybe it was the wet weather clogging the bagging machine or poor quality control with the distributors, but whatever the reason, inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have failed more than 35,000 bags of fertilizer for improper weight during recent inspections. “Our inspectors spend the month of March inspecting bagged fertilizer […]


Tips to save green on lawncare items this spring

Spring gardens are about to bloom across North Carolina. But before homeowners dig in to a new year, the department’s Standards Division is inspecting mulch, fertilizer and other garden products to make sure consumers aren’t short changed at checkout. The department employs 38 weights and measures inspectors who inspect everything from gas pumps and taxi-cab […]


Photos from the Field: Heavy-scale workshop

Most summer travelers pass by the state’s eight weigh stations without a second glance. But for long-haul truck drivers and other transportation vehicles, weigh stations are an important stop that ensures the safety of all travelers. Instrumental to that safety is a thorough inspection by the NCDA&CS Standards Division. Last week, the NCDA&CS Standards Division […]